A1 Smooth Operator
A2 Your Love Is King
A3 Hang On To Your Love
A4 Frankie's First Affair
A5 When Am I Going To Make A Living
B1 Cherry Pie
B3 I Will Be Your Friend
B4 Why Can't We Live Together
"Diamond Life" is the debut release from Nigerian chanteuse Folasade Adu and her Band, simply known by the moniker Sade (an abbreviation of her first name). A sleek catchy hybrid of Pop, Soul and Jazz, the album was a multi-million seller and won Sade the Grammy for best newcomer. It showcased excellent musicianship and clever lyrics, rarely bettered even today.
Right from the group's image (her ponytails, large hoop earrings and backless dresses), and the fantastic blue-tinged black and white cover art (giving a retro look to match the sound), everything about this album reeked sheer class, which permeated right through the nine tracks on the album.
To listen to her sing is like having a piece of the finest milk chocolate melt on your tongue, it' silky texture making you wish that it will last forever. So delicious and rewarding.